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24   Darius McClure
Darius McClure

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Birmingham, AL

High School:
Minor

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205

Position:
S


2008

· Played in 10 of the Seminoles' 13 games during the regular season and earned a career-high seven starts at the free safety position.

· Played in 47 career games at FSU.

· Was injured in the Seminoles' game against Boston College following the first interception of his career. Was unable to make it back to the field after the knee injury.

· Finished the season with a single-season career-high 25 tackles including a single-game career-high six stops against BC.

· Four stops against Wake Forest and in the Seminoles' victory over NC State.

· Earned his undergraduate degree in social science in December of 2008.

Junior Year (2007): Played in all 13 games...earned playing time on special teams and at the free safety position behind senior Roger Williams...credited with a single-season career-high 23 tackles, a career-high two tackles for minus yardage and the first quarterback sack of his career...single-game career-high five tackles in the Seminoles' victory over Alabama in Jacksonville and three tackles each against Wake Forest, Boston College and Florida...tackles for minus yardage came in victories over then-No. 2 Boston College and Maryland...first career sack against Maryland late in the fourth quarter of the Seminoles 24-16 win over the Terps...his sack of Chris Turner put the Terps in a third-and-18 situation from which they eventually were held to a field goal.

Sophomore Year (2006): Played in 11 games at free safety, rover and on special teams...suffered a shoulder separation against Virginia and missed the Seminoles' games against Wake Forest and Western Michigan...earned playing time as the back-up to Roger Williams at the free safety position...also earned extended playing time on special teams...credited with a single-season career-high 16 tackles including his career-high of four tackles in Florida State's victory over Rice...at least one tackle in nine of the 11 games in which he played...multiple tackles came against Troy, Clemson, Rice, NC State and Florida...credited with one tackle in the Seminoles' victory over UCLA in the Emerald Bowl...won the Bob Crenshaw Award at the 2006 Football Banquet.

Freshman Year (2005): Saw action in all 13 games...tallied 14 tackles (five solo) on different coverage units and as a reserve at safety... blocked a punt at Boston College that helped lead to the Seminoles 28-17 victory over the Eagles on the road...blocked punt came late in the fourth quarter and with the Seminoles' clinging to a 21-17 advantage...he blocked the punt and recovered the ball on the Boston College four-yard line...tailback Lorenzo Booker scored on a four-yard run to increase the Seminoles lead to 28-17...the blocked punt and ensuing touchdown helped the Seminoles score 14 unanswered points and rally from a 17-14 deficit they had been in since the second quarter...McClure and the defense shut out the Eagles over the final 40:46 of the game to improve to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the ACC...had a season-high

three tackles twice in games against The Citadel and Wake Forest...added two stops at Virginia.

2004: A redshirt season.

High School: Graduated from Minor High School in 2004...a three-star player by Rivals.com and the No. 36 cornerback in the county...as a senior he had 49 tackles, one interception and three forced fumbles...also returned three punts for touchdowns and blocked a field goal for a touchdown...on offense, he rushed for 265 yards on 12 carries and had three touchdowns...caught four passes for 104 yards and one touchdown....picked Florida State over Auburn.

Personal: Born June 3, 1986...major is social science.

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